Civics

Which Ministry was established to ensure a more focused approach towards issues relating to the communities like Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Sikhs, Parsis and Jain?


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Ministry of Minority Affairs


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The Ministry of Minority Affairs was carved out of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and created on 29th January 2006 to ensure a more focused approach towards issues relating to the notified minority communities namely Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Sikhs, Parsis and Jain. As per the National Commission of Minorities Act, 1992, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains are notified as minority communities in India. The Ministry is headed by the Minister of Minority Affairs who is a member of the Council of Ministers. Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is the present Minister of Minority Affairs.
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